Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium on 1973-07-31
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- Grateful Dead
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AudMC > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Recorded by Jerry Moore with AKG 1000 mic > Sony 110 deck. TDK C-120SD master cassettes
EAC & SHN transfer by Noah Weiner
- 2004-04-05 18:40:30
- AudMC(AKG 1000 mic > Sony 110 deck, TDK C-120SD master cassettes) > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
- Jersey City, NJ
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Transferred by
- Noah Weiner
- Roosevelt Stadium
The Band’s sbd is easy enough to find to go with this show, and, yes, it cooks, too. Essential ‘73 of you want to feel like your “on the lawn”. That wonderful 8/6/74 aud from this same place is a nice point of comparison.
What's interesting is, as you say, it was one of the most energetic auds I've ever been a part of - but not just noisy - EVERYONE was LIT! the PERFECT group hand clapping is an instrument on this recording and although loud, its totally in the groove (like the aud tape for 9/7/73 which contains the greatest Eyes ever IMHO, but you probably already know that). The best thing is that for the 30 min, incredible Playin', everyone chilled for the Bitches Brew-esque jam and you can hear all the subtlties no problem. To me, every single tune is a gem performance with many best evers. We knew right away from the rare and explosive R.O.R opener this was a big night, and we immediately made our way from the center field seats right up to about 15 yds from the stage. Do you remember what Garcia looked like when he busted loose for the Truckin' climax? This was the best show ever for me; I saw lots of 'em starting in '69 til the end ('73 was the best year though, duh!). I've never come down from 7/31/73 and thank god...
Subject: Good Memory
Today I emailed Donald the audio link to that concert. This is what he had to say:
Joanie and Kenny:
Yes Joanie and Kenny, we were there. I can remember it like it was yesterday - the great Roosevelt Stadium in our beloved Jersey City! Can't believe it was actually 40 years ago this week.
There are not enough superlatives to describe how great this concert sounded and made me feel today. I put the discovery of this internet site right up there with Man's discovery of the Rosetta Stone. Maybe it's time for me to enter the digital world. Love Donald
I guess he liked it! Maybe I can get him on Facebook next.
Subject: Crowd is loud
Subject: Joisy City Magic
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live In Concert" July 31, 1973, at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
~This Day In GRATEFUL DEAD History~
Thirty six years ago today the GRATEFUL DEAD were playin' Roosevelt Stadium. I was at this show, and I went to the next nights show for Jerry's Birthday. That was memorable...we all said Happy Birthday Jerry! The next night is my birthday...it was one big Birthday Party!
I remember when Phil would strum his bass chords on stage, the ground we were standing on out in center field would vibrate...it was wild!
One big party of hippies, freaks, DEAD Heads, bikers, and a few AWOL military guys...
Outstanding quality for an audience recording from back in the stone age of recording 5 stars...who are these guys?
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1973.
Subject: Jersey Gem
Also sad to hear about Jerry Moore, but this show and his other great recordings are part of his legacy and will be enjoyed by countless others in the years to come. Fare thee well Jerry!
Subject: Cowboy Songs
Subject: great show
All and all, an excellent show. 10-star Playin' (if you like 'em jazzy). One of those audiences where by the end of the show, you feel like you know the people who were standing nearby.
Subject: Thanks Jerry M & Jerry G
Subject: Birthday boys were blazing hot this night
It was incredibly electric when they came back out to play. We were all charged up and ready for the 2nd set. The Dead began with the hottest China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider that I've ever heard. A few moments later, they exploded into an electric medley of Promised Land > Bertha > Greatest Story Ever Told. Bertha and Greatest Story melted the house down. They were so hot. Never mind if you hear any "wailin'." We love them dearly, and cherish the precious moments like these. This is timeless music for us thrill-seekers. Black Peter is powerfully soulful. Big River cooks. Loose Lucy rocks and sizzles. Bobby McGee is beautiful. Truckin' is critically insane and amazing. Never mind somebody blows the lyrics in it. Check out Phil about 9:00 into it. He does a really cool solo for us. It was an amazing night. Great show right to the finish. Excellent '73 sound. The most exciting show out of the 25 I saw this year. It smoked! Wow! Get the downloads. Cherry pick the 2nd set, at least.
Fall '72 and all of '73 was a rebound time for the band. It was also very climactic for the Dead and their audiences with the sound system. The Dead had their pure sounding "wall of sound" perfected by now. This audience recording sounds great. The sound system was just a bit tinny that night, but good quality anyway. I taped this show that night on my Nakamichi 550. I was able to grab up a 10-foot pole from some scaffolding rubble outside the front gate of the stadium. Amazingly, I walked right in with it. I setup in the center fairly close to the stage, with my mic on top of the pole. Near the end of the last tune, a huge Hell's Angel security dude came up to me and asked me for my tape. He was 3 times my size. I gave it up, and almost cried. My friend, Jimmy Watson was there. He followed that security dude backstage. 5 or 10 minutes later, Jimmy was back with my tape. It was all grins, ear-to-ear. I've listened to this show for years, always hearing Johnny B Goode cutting off abruptly. Thanks to Jerry Moore's great taping, 34 years later I'm able to hear Bobby say goodnight, at the very end. The mp3s are great. I truly love the music, and what the Dead represented. Thanks everyone.
This show is way, way under the radar folks! I wanted to give you Dead-heads a heads-up. This is 5-star material all the way. Good xfer, Noah.
Subject: Happy Birthday Jerry!
Subject: What a great set on the Day I was Born
Subject: Great Crowd!!!
Subject: One of the best 1973 PITB's
Subject: Hot Keys!!
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